Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Boy memorizes all 265 popes! His Catholic memory secrets will help your memory, too.

A wise midwestern priest wowed his parishioners by reciting from memory—and in order—the names of all 44 United States presidents!


"But wait," he said.  "Greater things are yet to come."

"However, before I show you," he continued, "note this: although we've had lots of presidents, the Catholic Church already had 220 popes before the first American president was ever inaugurated.  That's how old our Church is, and how ancient the origins of our beloved Eucharist!"


"But I told you that greater things are yet to come."

"John Paul," he motioned to an eleven-year-old in the pews.  "Come up here."

John Paul walked nervously to the front of the Church, faced the tabernacle, and prayed silently.

Behind him, Father and an associate held up a large poster with the names and images on it of every single pope.

Young John Paul then proceeded to name all 265 popes, in order and from memory!

John Paul with all 265 popes.

But there's something here that's even greater than that!

You see, John Paul is clever, but he's no prodigy.

He memorized all 265 popes by using a simple memory system created over 700 years ago by St. Thomas Aquinas, and recently revived by Dr. Kevin Vost . . .

. . . a system so simple it also helped a 5-year-old learn her numbers, letters, shapes, and colors:

As they taught young John Paul and Sonya's little daughter, Thomas Aquinas and Kevin Vost can teach you and your kids to remember virtually anything:

. . . names, dates, phone numbers, passwords, the first 12 digits ofpi  (3.141592653589), and even whether, on the way home, you're supposed to buy ice cream and toffee (or was it truffles and coffee?)

St. Thomas created this remarkable system to help him remember the teachings of our Faith.  You can use it for that, too.

It's easy.

And it's fun!

In fact, by the time you finish Memorize the Faith!, you will have memorized dozens of key teachings of the Church, including . . .

The 9 Beatitudes
The 12 Apostles
The 7 Virtues
The 7 Sacraments
The 4 Last Things
The 7 Capital Sins
The 10 Commandments
The 4 Marks of the Church
The 14 Stations of the Cross
The 5 Precepts of the Church
The 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit
The 7 Spiritual Works of Mercy
The 20 Mysteries of the Rosary
The 7 Corporal Works of Mercy
The 10 Holy Days of Obligation
The 6 Sins Against the Holy Spirit
The 5 Proofs for the Existence of God
The 27 Books of the New Testament
The 46 Books of the Old Testament

You and your children will know by heart countless other precepts, traditions, Scripture verses, and other elements of the Faith that every good Catholic needs to remember and to live by.

You already know your letters, shapes, and colors, and likely you don't need to know all the popes, but I'll bet that a good memory would make your life better all the way around, and would help your kids, too.

Memorize the Faith!
by Kevin Vost, Psy.D.
272 pages, $19.95

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Now, in Memorize the Reasons!, Dr. Vost shows you how to remember the information you need to explain and defend the Catholic Faith.

Moving beyond memory of key teachings of the Church, here you'll learn the powerful techniques that enable you to memorize solid reasons for any and every Catholic belief—locked in and ready to answer any challenge.

All too often we are challenged by non-Catholics who always seem able to quote chapter and verse.  We stumble in our response, and later think regretfully of what we should have said.

The proven mnemonic techniques found in Memorize the Reasons! will make sure it never happens again. In simple steps that even children can master, Dr. Vost teaches you how to build memory cathedrals inside your mind, and to fill them with vibrant images that will instantly recall reasons for the papacy and Church authority, for Catholic teachings about the Blessed Virgin Mary, for Sacred Tradition, and more!

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